Free Expression Daily Digest: Thursday, September 15
India prevents Kashmiri activist from traveling to U.N. meeting
An activist from the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir said on Thursday that he had been prevented from boarding a flight in Delhi as he was on his way to Geneva to speak at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Five journalists detained while reporting on clashes in ‘rebel village’
Five journalists from Hong Kong outlets Ming Pao, the South China Morning Post, and HK01 were taken away and questioned on Wednesday night by police while they were at Wukan village, the site of violent clashes between police and villagers two days ago.
HONG KONG FREE PRESS
Family of murdered Kurdish journalist report threats from authorities
The family of murdered Kurdish journalist Wedad Hussein is afraid for their safety and said that their family members have been under observation and received threats from the authorities following the death of Hussein.
Facebook is collaborating with Israel to determine what should be censored
Having just resolved a censorship effort surrounding a Vietnam War photograph, Facebook appears to be vigorously courting another. The Associated Press reports from Jerusalem that “the Israeli government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.”
Dutch police detain Turkish journalist covering detention of Turks
Fatih Özyar, a Turkish journalist, was detained by police on Monday night for covering a protest in Zaandam, a city in the Netherlands, which ranks high among countries in terms of press freedom.
Every journalist mourns a dead journalist
In Veracruz, Mexico, 17 journalists have been murdered and five have gone missing in the last six years. One journalist continues to ask questions.
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